Nathan is intimidating. I was sitting at a counter once eating after a show. The people next to me left and next thing I know Nathan Lane was sitting there beyond the new two empty seats. I kind of said hi and he asked what I'd seen (I had a playbill) I said I saw "Big" and he made a face and rolled his eyes like what crap. I was only like 17 and I liked the movie---how did I know it didn't meet his snob appeal?
R1 to a 17 year old maybe he is intimidating, to an adult, not so much.
C'mon "Big" was not very good. Because Nathan makes people laugh in his work, people expect him to be a laugh riot in person. He's quiet and withdrawn. Doesn't make him a bad person but some people expect too much from celebrities, sometimes. Same with Rosie, she said people are always meeting her and asking her if she is alright because she's not walking around smiling all the time. As if anyone just walks in the mall with a giant smile stuck on their face.
The article accompanying this clip is interesting. Nathan bares his soul a little.